Myriam N. Marending

I am a resident researcher at NOVA School of Business and Economics in Lisbon, Portugal, and a member of NOVAFRICA. I work together with Alex Armand on the ERC grant about "The global impact of coastal water contamination on economic development".

In my research, I seek to study and understand how shocks and constraints impact the decision-making of actors in low and middle income countries. My interests lie on the one hand, in quantifying the socio-economic benefits and costs of environmental quality in their interplay with climate-resilient and sustainable development adaptation pathways. On the other hand, I am interested in analysing impacts of security and environmental risks at the micro and macro level of the economy.

During my professional career I have been leading research projects in Mali and Chad and consulted stakeholders in an EU financed security and development project in Central Mali.

I received a Ph.D. in economics from the Department of Economics at Copenhagen Business School, a MA in economics from the University of St.Gallen and a BA in international affairs from the University of Geneva.